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Munk School Black Diaspora Excellence Scholarship

The Munk School Black Diaspora Excellence Scholarship will support students from the Black diaspora who seek to join the Master of Global Affairs or Master of Public Policy program.

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A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea

Using India as a case study, Joseph McQuade demonstrates how the modern concept of terrorism was shaped by colonial emergency laws dating back into the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with the 'thugs', 'pirates', and 'fanatics' of the nineteenth century, McQuade traces the emerging and novel legal category of 'the terrorist' in early twentieth-century colonial law, ending with an examination of the first international law to target global terrorism in the 1930s. Drawing on a wide range of archival research and a detailed empirical study of evolving emergency laws in British India, he argues that the idea of terrorism...

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